Whatever you do, you will not want to miss my sermon this morning entitled, "Dear SMUUCh: A Love Letter". I expect this sermon will have people talking.
But that has nothing directly to do with the practice of gratitude for Sunday, February 10th. It is the way of religious community as it is the way of all communities that people come and go, and relationships move from periods of intense closeness to times of greater separation. The Practice for today has to with expressing gratitude in religious community.
If you are a long-time member, give a call to someone you know who doesn't attend SMUUCh anymore and tell them you are thinking of them.
If you have been attending long enough to feel like a member with some history, give a call to someone you don't see as often anymore but wish you did.
If you are new enough to the church that the above practices don't feel right to you, perhaps give a call to someone in the directory you have never met before and introduce yourself.
Who do you miss? Who do you think of with deep gratitude in your heart? Who are you thankful to have the chance to meet?